Christian Gaetz, son of Rose and Rick Gaetz of St. Joseph, was recently named to the fall dean’s list at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is a sophomore mathematics major. Students must earn a semester grade-point average of at least 3.66 to achieve this honor.
Meghan Wick of St. Joseph recently won a $500 essay scholarship from Central Minnesota Credit Union. A total of $16,000 in scholarships was awarded; $12,000 in video scholarships, and $4,000 for essay scholarships. Every year, CMCU offers scholarships to CMCU members to further their education at a two- or four-year college. This year, more than 169 students applied for the scholarships throughout CMCU’s field of membership. Video scholarships were based on a creative and unique 30- to 60-second video answering the question “If you had $75 to go out and make a difference in your community, what would you do?” Essay scholarships were based on the same question.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to present these students with scholarships,” stated Central Minnesota Credit Union President/CEO, Rick Odenthal. “They are our future leaders and we encourage them to continue to work hard and make a difference.”